His funeral service will be 11:00am on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL. Pastor Brian Goke and Pastor Christine McNeal will officiate. Burial will be Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the church. The family suggests memorials be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL. Arrangements are being handled by Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.
Eldon was born February 25, 1927 in Flanagan, IL the son of Herman and Elsie Aden Mehlberg. He married Carolyn Buchholz on May 8, 1955 in Bloomington, IL. She survives. Also surviving is one son, John (Julie) Mehlberg, Pontiac, IL; two grandchildren, Kristen (Robert) Arbogast, Pontiac, IL, and Betsy Mehlberg, Pontiac, IL; one great grandson, Robert Arbogast IV, Pontiac, IL. Also surviving is Steve Mehlberg.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lester and Elmer Mehlberg.
Eldon graduated from Flanagan High School and attended Dartnel Institute. He was a District Manager for Funks Seed Company, Bloomington, IL. Eldon farmed in DeWitt County for many years. He was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL and previously served on Church Council and many church committees. He was a loving, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.